Laurels
Best Dance
Teachers in
Tucson
2017

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored dance teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best dance teachers in Tucson, AZ.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

A Time to Dance Studio

A Time to Dance Studio brings a lifetime of dancing experience to students throughout Tucson. The group strives to provide top-quality instruction at affordable prices and in a non-competitive spirit with classes available for ballet, flamenco, tap, pointe repertoire, dance fitness, and choreography. Students can perform in annual productions as well. The owner studied under some of the biggest names in ballet and tap and has also choreographed full length ballets for The Youth Ballet, The Original Theater Dance Company, and Dancing for the Lord. Students of A Time to Dance have been accepted into a number of fine institutions as well including American Ballet Theater school, Ballet Magnificat!, and San Francisco Ballet School.

Tucson, AZ(520) 272-3400

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Amanda Skaff LLC

Amanda Skaff LLC is a Tucson dance lesson center. Students from the age of eight to adults can receive private lessons for social and competitive dance instruction in ballroom, country western, and Latin styles. Periodic group classes also take place, and wedding lessons are available for the First Dance, Father-Daughter Dance, Mother-Son Dance, flash mob, and other group dances at the reception and rehearsal dinner. The owner has a reputation for being a fun and compassionate instructor, is also known as The Wedding Choreographer, and has been awarded Pro-Pro & Pro-Am competitive ballroom titles. The studio is a member of ProActive Health as well and promotes dance as a way to prevent dementia, gait, and Parkinson's disease.

Tucson, AZ(520) 730-6637

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Ballroom Dance Schools

Ballroom Dance Schools brings decades of training experience to dance students in the Tucson area. Individuals come to the center to learn how to dance for social reasons, to compete professionally, or for an upcoming wedding and can learn ballroom, country,sSwing, and Latin styles. Instructors who have experience teaching all around the world use a tried and true system to get the desired results whatever the student's goals, and sessions focus on various aspects including the five elements of dancing, frame, posture, core dance positions, lead and follow, and timing. Private lessons are also available, and students can train to become a Certified Ballroom Dance Teacher as well.

Tucson, AZ(520) 261-5237

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Danswest Dance

Danswest Dance has been providing dance lessons in Tucson for over 30 years. Students of all ages from two and a half-year-olds to adults can learn and enjoy the art of dance with classes available in classical tap, jazz, ballet, modern dance, contemporary tap, lyrical, hip hop, pop jazz, and contemporary jazz. The center has an annual spring recital for students to perform in, and individuals who are invited to join or who pass an audition to join the Danswest Dance Company will also perform in over a dozen shows each season including for Oktoberfest, the Arizona Jazz Showcase, the National TapDance Day, and at regional competitions. Danswest Dance sells dance clothing and shoes as well.

Tucson, AZ(520) 721-9477

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Gotta Dance!

Gotta Dance! teaches dance in the Tucson area. Kids can sign up for Tiny Tots, Little Dancers, Intro to Dance for the basics of ballet, jazz, and movement, and classes for hip hop, musical theater, lyrical/contemporary, and jazz. The school's Adult Program has lessons in ballet, hip hop, country, ballrooom, and swing, and private instruction is available as well. Parents can also hold themed birthday parties at Gotta Dance!, and details are available on the studio's website. The center is an active contributor to the community with regular events such as Dancing With Our Stars to support the Southern Arizona Diaper Bank and activities in partnership with Ben’s Bells Kindness Education Programs.

Tucson, AZ(520) 722-8000

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Pointe of Grace

Pointe of Grace has been teaching dance in Tucson for 15 years. The dance and fitness studio is locally owned and operated and offers various group classes for three-year-olds to adults in ballet, tap, hip hop, pointe, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary/modern as well as one-on-one instruction times including to prepare for auditions. Individuals also come to Pointe of Grace for fitness and nutrition classes, and the owner is certified and licensed in yoga, in Zumba, as a Core Conditioning Specialist and Lifestyle & Weight Management Specialist, and in CPR/AED and First Aid. The center was originally known as Backstage Dance and can also host parties with themes such as "neon glow," "ballerina," and "Zumba."

Tucson, AZ(520) 444-9996

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SalsaSoulseros

SalsaSoulseros brings over 30 years of combined experience to Tucson dance students. The group prides itself on a great community atmosphere and dedicated teachers who are patient with all students, and the center features a variety of levels for lessons in kizomba, bachata, merengue, and salsa as well as a 10-week Latin Dance Course at the University of Arizona, private party lessons, corporate sessions for team building or health and wellness days, and wedding dance preparation classes. Private solo sessions are also available, and SalsaSoulseros provides Latin Dance workshops at elementary schools as part of an outreach program as well. Individuals can also inquire about sensual touch workshops for women that can be arranged for bachelorette parties and other occasions.

Tucson, AZ(520) 396-4864

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Santa Rita Ballroom

Santa Rita Ballroom provides dance lessons to the residents of Tucson. Individuals can sign up for classes offered by both Santa Rita Ballroom and the Movement Culture studio, and lessons include Ballroom, Lyrical Fusion, Hula Troupe, Brazilian Zumba, Kids Capoeira, Acro Yoga, and Femme in Heels. Other offerings include private lessons for weddings and other occasions, a monthly First Friday Latin Class and Social Dance, and the "DanceSporte" Competition for beginner to professional ballroom dancers from all over the world. The center also features The Danz Ed Project for needed youth instruction in schools and the Youth Dance Company, which can be joined with no audition. Santa Rita Ballroom also received the 2016 Tuscon Small Business Excellence Award for Performing Arts.

Tucson, AZ(520) 275-7931

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Shall We Dance

Shall We Dance is a Tucson dance lesson center. Patrons can take group lessons in Ballroom, Latin, Country/Western, and Swing styles and can also sign up for private lessons for optimized learning. Various lesson packages including options for personal consultations and a staffed practice dance party can be reviewed on the studio's site, and students can also check online for upcoming events and listings for local competitions. The studio has referrals for costume jewelry, gown designers, and other offerings in the community as well and regularly rents out its three ballrooms for private use. Shall We Dance was voted Best Place to take Dance Lessons by Tuscon Lifestyle Magazine.

Tucson, AZ(520) 327-7895

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Studio West

Studio West is a Tucson dance studio backed by almost 40 years of teaching experience. Students can sign up for private or group lessons in Latin, ballroom, and country-western styles, and individuals come to the studio for Social Parties as well to practice skills, meet new people, and enjoy the art dancing. Instructors teach dances such as the waltz, foxtrot, tango, two-step, salsa, cha-cha, swing, and rumba, and students also get exposure to periodic guest teachers as well. One of the co-owners also teaches at the Let’s Dance Club, and the other previously toured with the organization Up With People. The center is open Monday through Saturday, and a full schedule of classes can be viewed online.

Tucson, AZ(520) 747-9464

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Tucson Music & Dance Academy

Tucson Music & Dance Academy has been teaching dance in Tucson since 1995. The center has taught thousands of individuals in both music and dance, and students from the age of two on up come to the center for Mommy & Me, Tutus for Tots, ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, musical theatre, specialty dance, and ballet for adults as well. The studio features a floating floor to prevent injuries, and teachers are from professional dance companies and/or hold Master's Degrees. Students are taught respect, discipline, teamwork, fun, and friendship and can participate in recitals, exams, and master classes as well as possibly create their very own class with friends. Tucson Music & Dance Academy was voted “Best of Tucson” by Tucson Lifestyle Magazine.

Tucson, AZ(520) 327-2303

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